Converting attributes from hex to ASCII

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Mar 31 00:45:32 CEST 2010

Aaron Paetznick wrote:
> I am receiving certain accounting attributes as hex encoded strings,

  Why?  Which attributes are they?

> and
> I would like to convert them back to cleartext ASCII before sending them
> to MySQL.
> I can't simply update the SQL with UNHEX() functions, as not all of the
> requests are hex encoded this way.

  It sounds like the NAS is broken.  Not that I'm surprised...

> If I could use perl, I would do something like this:

  Why not use Perl?  The server doesn't have generic string handling
functions, and I don't see the need to invent yet another language.

  Alan DeKok.

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